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Thiruvalluvar Day in 2020

National and Public Holidays in India Regional Hindu holiday in India

The Government of Tamil Nadu celebrates Thiruvalluvar Day in the honour of the poet Thiruvalluvar, as part of the Pongal celebrations.
Hills near Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu by Sathish kumar Periyasamy

When is Thiruvalluvar Day?

How long until Thiruvalluvar Day?
This holiday next takes place in 303 Days.
Duration
1 Day
Dates of Thiruvalluvar Day
Year Weekday Date
2020 Thursday
2019 Wednesday
2018 Monday
2017 Sunday
2016 Saturday
Regions where Thiruvalluvar Day is a holiday
Puducherry, Tamil Nadu
Summary
Puducherry, Tamil Nadu. The fourth day of the three-day Pongal celebrations is called Thiruvalluvar Day. It is dedicated to the sun god, Surya.

The Government of Tamil Nadu celebrates the 15th or 16th January as Thiruvalluvar Day in the honour of the poet Thiruvalluvar, as part of the Pongal celebrations.

In some years, it may also be declared as a public holiday in the Union Territory of Puducherry.

In 2020 Thiruvalluvar Day is celebrated on 16 January 2020 in Puducherry, Tamil Nadu.

History of Thiruvalluvar Day

Thiruvalluvar was a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher who lived in the 4th century BCE. He is best known for authoring Thirukkuṛaḷ, a collection of couplets on ethics, political and economic matters, and love. The text is considered as one of the finest works of Tamil literature.

Thiruvalluvar, was chosen as the Tamil language's greatest historical figure after Tamil scholars unanimously agreed to the proposal. As a result, a resolution to celebrate a day known as "Thiruvalluvar Day" for him by all Tamils was passed on 17 January 1935.

The holiday takes places at the end of the three-day festival for Pongal.

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